After a 2-1 start to the conference, the Bolts dropped their last three assignments. They squandered leads against Alaska and Phoenix, and were then comprehensively outplayed by defending champion San Miguel last December 28.
"There is a bit of urgency, yes," Meralco coach Norman Black said after their 101-86 defeat to the Beermen, which saw their record dip to 2-4.
"We don't want to get eliminated."...
Chris Newsome, the PBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, had a line to forget in Meralco’s 101-86 loss to defending Philippine Cup champions San Miguel as he put up a triple-double with one glaring statistical anomaly.
He had 16 points, 12 rebounds, but turned the ball over 11 times as the Bolts dropped their third straight game.
“It wasn’t the triple-double I like, that’s something that I understand and I take full responsibility as a player,” said Newsome Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome. “I’m not one to throw my anything at my other teammates.”...
Meralco head coach Norman Black wasn’t in the mood to look at any bright moments in his team’s 101-86 loss to defending champion San Miguel in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.
“Bad game, that’s all I can really tell you,” said Black as the Bolts dropped to 2-4 and absorbed their third straight loss. “We got to a horrible start, we couldn’t defend the perimeter, we couldn’t defend the paint.”
And Black wasn’t sugarcoating what he said about is team’s lack of defense. ...
Nowadays, his teammates are stepping up and that could mean trouble for the rest of the league.
San Miguel raced to a fast start to drop Meralco, 101-86, in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Wednesday....
The Bolts led by as many as 12 points in the third quarter and were up by 10 heading into the fourth quarter of their PBA Philippine Cup showdown against the Fuel Masters, only for Black's players to commit a rash of turnovers early in the fourth that allowed Phoenix to trim the deficit.
Meralco had its chances in the end and even led by two points, 90-88, with 1:26 to play after a clutch three-pointer by rookie Jonathan Grey, but on the other end, Phoenix veteran Cyrus Baguio responded with a cold-blooded triple of his own that turned out to be the go-ahead bucket....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||3||7||0.300|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||13||10||0.565||Runner-up|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||11||6||0.647||4th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||1||10||0.091||12th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||6||7||0.462||7th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||6th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||6||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||9th|